Following an outbreak of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China, rapid community, regional and international spread has occurred with exponential growth in cases and deaths. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General (DG) of WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The first case in the Americas was confirmed in the USA on 20 January 2020 and Brazil reported the first case for Latin America and the Caribbean on 26 February 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has spread to 50 countries and territories in the Americas.
Important: PAHO/WHO has stopped collecting country and subnational-level COVID-19 data as of 1 August 2023 and therefore our dashboard will no longer be updated. Public health officers and the international community will continue to be informed through the Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses bulletin and dashboards available here.